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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-22-09 02:43 PM
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5. Yes, so simple to explain. What you just said
there, the comparison of the overhead between Medicare and Priv. Ins. I think Joe was more shocked by how simple Weiner made it than convinced to change his mind. In fact he said that, that while he hadn't changed his mind (yet) he was astonished by how Weiner was able to explain it all so simply, compared to the confusion on both sides, the screaming etc. so far.

And while Joe may not have changed his mind, it doesn't matter because he gave Weiner over ten media minutes to influence the viewing audience.

If only Obama had gone for Single Payer while he had the momentum. He could have had people like Weiner out there explaining it and destroying any argument from the right. But, he didn't and I wonder why as I feel certain the time was never better nor will be, than now to get this done and had he been the one to do it, he would have gone down in history as one of the great presidents. Is keeping the Insurance Industry up and running important enough to squander a historical moment like this?
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